John Darby, CFA

John Darby

Senior Investment Analyst

Investment Management

John’s analytical thinking and competitive nature drive him to build investment strategies that will help clients achieve their goals.

John joined Brightworth in 2018 as a Senior Investment Analyst. His primary responsibilities include investment research, portfolio management, and manager due diligence. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to his current position, John worked at a regional bank in an investment research role where he contributed to the Wealth Management group’s manager selection and asset allocation decisions.
John graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in Marketing, while also competing on the golf team. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder and is dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards in the industry.

Having previously lived in Washington, California, and Alabama, John now resides in Marietta. He is a member of Church of the Redeemer in Sandy Springs. In his spare time, John enjoys golf, tennis, rock climbing, skiing, and reading.

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The Hardest Thing to Do

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Most areas of life require us to take action when something goes wrong. If your house catches fire, you should grab a fire extinguisher or call the fire department. If you break an arm, you need to go see a doctor to get it fixed. But there are a few areas where it is best to do the least intuitive thing of all: absolutely nothing.

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